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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2527] (1044/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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^ enforcing upon all vessels navigating the Shatt-al-^Arab recogni
tion of a sanitary station which they had established at Fao about
il85, i 187^. A subsidiary object of the Turks was probably to secure the
quarantine fees which they lost through passengers disembarking at
Muhammareh and proceeding thence to Basrah by land. Early in 1892
the Turkish Government openly urged the necessity of a station such
as Fao in order to prevent the evasion of sanitary control by passengers
for Basrah who might disembark at Muhammareh; but their suggestions,
aiming at international recognition of the Fao station, were opposed by
the representatives of Great Britain and Russia upon the Constantinople
Board of Health and were for the moment dropped. At the beginning
of 1894, however, the Board of Health, yielding doubtless to Turkish
representations, advised that a quarantine station should be established
at Fao for the reception of arrivals from India, also a floating lazaret in
the Shatt-al-^Arab above the mouth of the Karun to deal with passengers
from Muhammareh to Basrah.
The sanitary proceedings of the Persians in connection with the Persia.
Gulf epidemic of 1893 have already been noticed above.
Cholera Conference at Paris, 1894.
Early in 1894, at the invitation of the French Government, there
assembled in Paris another International Sanitary Conference; on this
occasion Persia as well as Turkey and Great Britain was a party. This
Conference, which was supplementary to the Conferences of Venice and
Dresden, confined its attention to precautions against cholera in connection
with the Makkah-Madmah pilgrimage by Muhammadans and to the
introduction of a system of sanitary control in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , a
region of which the circumstances had not before received separate
Ships in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. were treated by the Conference under
the three heads, now well established, of " healthy " (C suspected and
" infected ", and the maximum period of detention for arrivals by an
" infected " ship was fixed at 5 days after arrival, while it was recom
mended that the passengers and crews of " suspected ' ships such,
namely, as had had cases of cholera on board but not within 7 days
should be subjected to 5 days' observation reckoned from the time of
quitting the port of jdeparture. Various other precautionary measures
of a reasonable character were also prescribed in the case of infected
and " suspected 33 ships.
It was further resolved that the sanitary management of the entire
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. should be centred in a large quarantine station near Fao,
to be established on terra firm a and completely equipped m every respect.
The existing sanitary post at Basrah was to be maintained, but it was
to be supplemented by a small lazaret on an island near Basrah for
the supervision of passengers who had escaped examination at Fao; and
for ships in
the Persian
proposed for
the Persian

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2527] (1044/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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